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    MUST HAVES & LATEST NEWS FROM KEY PUBLISHING - 25 April 2008

    MUST HAVES & LATEST NEWS FROM KEY PUBLISHING

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    PC Pilot
    May/June issue on sale now.

    FREE Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration with a 12 issue subscription. Find out more at www.pcpilot.net

    In this issue:

    FSX Mission Building Tutorial
    In this, the last instalment of our series on Mission building, we will link some custom effects, create our reward and package it all up for testing and release.

    Air Combat Simulation Tutorial
    For this edition of our combat series the spotlight is turned on the legendary Supermarine Spitfire. Specifically, we offer hints and tips on getting the most out of the Mark V and IX and compare their respective performances with that of the Luftwaffe's Fw 190.

    Beginner's Guide to Flight Simulator
    Tony Radmilovich continues our Beginner's Guide by examining the process of flight planning.

    A Flight Sim Pilot's Guide to Jet Airliners - Mastering VNAV
    In our Jet Airliner's tutorial for this issue, we leave VNAV for a while and explore some of the other modes available for vertical navigation in the Boeing 747-400 autopilot - we start with the 'vertical speed' (V/S) mode.

    GA Flight Sim Training - STAGE 1, LESSON 8
    We are now fast approaching our General Flying Progress Test (GFPT) where you will take a test flight with a virtual instructor. But first, we need to examine some useful techniques and airmanship issues.

    Meet the Flight Sim Producers - Laminar Research: X-Plane
    In this edition of 'Meet the Producers' we interview the creators of X-Plane - Laminar Research. X-Plane is the brainchild of Austin Mayer and is one of the few products on the market that successfully competes with Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

    X-Plane add-ons
    To accompany our in-depth interview with Laminar Research, makers of X-Plane, we give an overview of the most notable X-Plane third-party developers and their respective add-on products.

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    PC Pilot Summer Special 2008 - Reality check!
    Due to land in the UK on 15th May.

    Sim v Real
    Following on from the success of our 'Live the Dream' Winter Special, we are proud to announce the launch of the much anticipated PC Pilot Summer Special.

    Reality Check!
    How close are they?
    This new exciting issue compares the 'real' with the 'virtual' world of aviation. Inside we compare real aircraft alongside their virtual counterparts - both in terms of internal and external representation, as well as flight modelling. Aircraft under the spotlight include light aircraft, airliner and military. Also we take a look at how the scenery add-on packages compare with the real thing.

    Fasten your seatbelt for flight adventures!
    Join us on a trip from Phucket to Hong Kong via Singapore in a Boeing 767 and an adventure along the west coast of the UK in a Piper Cheyenne.

    PLUS...
    The return of our popular FLIGHT SIM BUYER's GUIDE - your guide to everything SIM!

    All this and much, much more...in your PC Pilot Summer Special

    Available from WHSmith, Borders and other leading newsagents from 15th May 2008 for 4.99.

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    FLIGHT SIM SPRING SALES
    X-Plane 8
    Was 29.99 NOW 19.99

    Concorde Professional
    Was 34.99 NOW 19.99

    Lock on Gold
    Was 19.99 NOW 14.99

    C-130 Hercules
    Was 29.99 NOW 19.99

    Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
    Was 24.99 NOW 9.99

    Airbus A380
    SPECIAL OFFER ONLY 9.99

    Airbus A340
    SPECIAL OFFER ONLY 14.99

    VFR Real Scemery Vol 1
    REDUCED 21.99

    Flying Club X
    SPECIAL OFFER 21.99

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    Your invitation to Farnborough International Airshows 60th celebrations

    Held from 14th 20th July 2008, the 46th biennial Farnborough International Airshow is one of the world's largest aerospace airshows and exhibitions. This year, the airshow celebrates two landmarks in aviation history, the 100th year of powered flight in Britain together with its own 60th anniversary.
    The flying displays* scheduled are being finalised and will be available nearer the time of the event but displays booked so far include: The Red Arrows, The Aerostars, The Blades, The Avro Vulcan, Supermarine Seafire, Hawker Sea Fury, Fairey, Swordfish, Hawker Sea Hawk, GAP Kestrel JP100 and an assortment of classic aircraft types that first flew in the 1948 Airshow.

    To buy your ticket now click here

    *Subject to change

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    NEW
    The Trent 900 Engine


    Rolls-Royce: Powering the Whispering Giant - The Trent 900 Engine

    The Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines power the worlds largest airliner, the Airbus A380.

    In February 2001, Rolls-Royce announced the launch of one of the most ambitious engineering programmes in the companys Civil Aerospace history to develop the Trent 900 engine to power the Airbus A380, a new and exciting aircraft which would become the largest civil airliner ever built.

    The Trent 900 is the 4th member of the Trent family, and holds pride of place as the largest jet engine ever produced by Rolls-Royce. Powering the Whispering Giant plots the Trent 900 journey in photographs from concept to design, development, testing, first flight on the A340 flying test bed, flight test on the A380, Route Proving, Service Readiness and Entry into Service in October 2007.

    This colourful publication combines the best images from throughout the programme, with descriptions of each major step along the way, to offer the reader a unique insight into one of the most public and most exciting new jet engine programmes ever undertaken.

    Buy your copy now

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    LAST FEW REMAINING!Royal Air Force Celebrating 90 years - Official Souvenir Issue
    The story of the RAF as never told before
    The Aircraft - The Pilots - The Valour
    Created by a world renowned team of aviation writers, this beautiful 132 page official souvenir publication details the story of the RAF from its inception to the present day.
    Special features include:
    - Squadron directory as on April 1, 1918
    - Typhoon bombing operations in World War Two
    - Flying Valiant V-bombers in the Cold War
    - Harriers in the Falklands
    - Jaguars in the Gulf War
    - Order of Battle 2008
    - Tomorrows world, the RAF in 2018
    Buy your copy today
    Price: 4.99

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